Los Angeles plans $10-million for immigrant legal aid in wake of Trump election
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11 / AP) - Los Angeles elected officials and community leaders say they are setting up a $10 million fund to provide legal services to immigrants facing deportation in the wake of Donald Trump's election.
Mayor Eric Garcetti's office said Monday about half the money will come from public funds and about half from private foundations.
It was not immediately clear how the funds will be allocated.
The move comes as major cities and counties in Democratic strongholds across the country are beefing up legal services for immigrants to combat Trump's promises to boost deportations.
Los Angeles county supervisors are expected to consider on Tuesday a proposal to set aside $3 million to provide lawyers for immigrants.
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